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Immigration Solicitors Luton ask whether the UK Immigration Bill will create a Big Brother State.

Immigration Solicitors Luton

Will the UK Immigration Bill create a Big Brother State?

I had always hoped that this land might become a safe and agreeable asylum to the virtuous and persecuted part of mankind, to whatever nation they might belong” – George Washington

The misguided Conservative government are planning to introduce a new controversial Immigration Bill that is designed to control and reduce illegal immigration in the UK. This government has previously introduced absurd and unlawful changes to marriage visa rules.

The new Bill proposes to reform the removals and appeals process, minimise or reduce the impact of Article of the ECHR and to prevent illegal immigrants from accessing public services.

The Bill is focusing on illegal immigrants in the UK and wishes to extend powers to search passports, check fingerprints and to examine the status of migrants wishing to marry or enter a civil partnership in the UK. These measures will in effect create a Big Brother State and provide the police with additional powers if they suspect a person of being an illegal immigrant. The UN Refugee Agency warns that the proposed immigration bill could create a “climate of ethnic profiling”.

The most serious and controversial proposals include the restrictions on the number of times a detainee may apply for an Immigration bail application. Another proposal is that the court’s application of article 8 of the ECHR should be dictated and influenced by parliament. A further proposal is that foreign criminals should be first deported and then appeals should be heard later. These proposals are both unlawful and illegal and will be challenged in the courts like the minimum income threshold requirement for spouse visas that was ruled by the High Court as “disproportionate and unjustified”.

Another controversial proposal includes landlords being responsible to check a migrant’s immigrant’s status. Is this not the job of the Home Office? If not, what is the purpose and role of the Home Office?

Further proposals include illegal immigrants not being able to open bank accounts, temporary migrants must contribute to the NHS and driving licenses will be revoked if a migrant has overstayed in the UK.

If the UK Immigration Bill becomes law it will destroy the fabric of British society and create a hostile environment.

A famous quote from Martin Luther King, a pivotal figure in the US civil rights movement simplifies the Immigration debate,

We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now” – Martin Luther King, Jr.